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Asking for help 

Hey lovelies,

So I'm in a bit of a pickle: my electric bill is due this coming week, and I'm totally bingo on cash.

If you could kick me a few bucks so I can try to get this paid off, it'd help so much.

https://paypal.me/c4rtwright
https://cash.me/$somarasu
https://venmo.com/somarasu

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Open UX Design Role? 

I am helping a dear friend of mine who is looking for a role in the UX design field. They have experience in the full UX design process, defining user personas, research, UI design and mockups, user testing, branding, journey mapping, etc. They are working now, and as usual for UX, completely undervalued and underpaid. If anyone has any roles at an ethical-ish place, at least one that pays a living wage, that would be great, ta. Boosts welcome.

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"Let’s refer to 'health' as the state of being useful to capital"

Deeply feel a lot of the ideas in this short essay: notgoingbacktonormal.com/brian

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tech question, boosts ok 

I was thinking of experimenting with buying a used phone and trying to put together something that I could use similarly to my current phone without being attached to any carrier, like using a phone card or wifi texting+calling or something, does anyone know of any tutorials or advice for how to go about doing this? I'm mostly interested in trying to limit spam calls and texts while still letting calls and texts from my contacts through

An actually crowdsourced wiki? 

So, last night as I am reading the Wikipedia entry for “Dozens” and cackling at the caucacity and simultaneously becoming enraged at their attempt to rewrite history, I wondered if there was an alternate version that is actually crowdsourced rather than white-curated. I remember la prophetesse (sp?) warned us about Wikipedia a while ago. Since then, has anyone found a good wiki?

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transmisogynoir, assault 

crowdfund for a trans woman on Nigeria who's houseless after being attacked:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-a-nigerian-transgirl-to-saftey

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I want to know where a person’s confidence comes from. What makes them feel confident and secure in their own power. I’ll ask where you go to refill your ice tray of self esteem - do you get it from your anatomy? Your knowledge on a topic, your career? Is it a mysterious font, is it a river, is it a stingily stopping faucet? And what threads might be cut and leave you unraveled?

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Things won’t change because in order to deal with white supremacy in the United States, you’d have to embrace the fact that Black humanity is five-fifths human, not three-fifths; something white people are not socially conditioned to herald as fact.

Things won’t change because protests against this inhumanity are met with more inhumanity from cops and politicians alike. When the anger boils over, they call *us* uncivilised; not the bigots who run amok.

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"Urgent, I'm black and non binary and need help getting away from my abusive boyfriend, he has taken all my money and is forcing me to stay with him, I need funds in order to stay in a hotel away from him."

paypal.me/selenehoffman2

CA: $chitownlove2022

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-selene-escape-abusive-spouse

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And no, this isn't about letting people get away with harmful shit because "love." Indulgence, in the old sense of selling unearned forgiveness, is not love for the indulged. Love asks tough questions and has the uncomfortable talks, love doesn't turn its back on the machinery of violence, love believes in and respects everyone's capacity to do better. Love fights and never stops fighting.

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@ljwrites @brisling i think in western political philosophy ideals of love get relegated to moral philosophy, which are then coded and systematised (thank you christianity/deontology)

and like what you were saying above, moral understandings are also performative - there should be no absolute rules of right and wrong, rather contextual moment-to-moment attempts to relate and interpret empathically

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Radicalism is a completion of love. Systems of control and violence depend on breaking the bonds of love for reasons that serve the powerful and no one else. Love demands we fight back against these commands to fear, measure, and control, so we can more fully love our fellow beings and ourselves.

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mutual aid, emergency, SNAP issues 

I didn't get my SNAP today and I didn't know I wasn't going to get it

they closed my account for failure to fill out some form, which I didn't know about because I cannot regularly access my mailbox

I literally go once or twice a month because I can't walk there

I am panick sobbing because I have no food and I count on that 250 dollars to get it

I really need help, I'm sorry to ask again

paypal is bonemasque@gmai.com

cash app is $bonemasque

pls boost

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White ppl if you think stealing is so wrong give land back to Indigenous peoples and actual reparations to Black people

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so many people use filters to remove/not see posts with certain words or phrases

putting asterisks, misspelling, or abbreviating things means they miss the filter for others

be careful taking habits from other places and applying them here

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help a black trans person make rent by friday!

Still need help covering RENT/PHONE Bills
CASHAPP & VENMO: @/$: JXZZHNDZ

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cat cognition, names 

“Cats know the names of other cats that are their friends, study says: Researchers believe that cats learn the names of their close contacts, whether human or feline” https://www.salon.com/2022/05/16/cats-know-the-names-of-other-cats-that-are-their-friends-study-says/

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Intra-BIPOC Contention, Advice Please? 

So... I'm not sure what to do next. If I should reach out to the linkedin profiles of the leaders? or what I should do. I've gone through the normal "feedback" form but I am genuinely worried that this person will derail and distract from their work by having this wording there. The word is "Mohawk" and they have explained it's "a hairstyle". I asked them to remove it and they said it's a hairstyle. So IDK... I want to help person but maybe too nosy?

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